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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2009


STUDENT GOVERNMENT


SG Veep candidates debate on UF campus


By CHELSEA KEENAN
Alligator Writer

Students passing through Turlington
Plaza Tuesday afternoon may have heard
something a little different than ranting
preachers.


For the past two days, the Independent
Florida Alligator and the College Repub-
licans hosted a series of debates allowing
each office represented on the executive
ticket president, vice president and
treasurer to discuss platform issues and
campus improvements.


Although the Orange and Blue Party,
the Progress Party and the Unite Party all
participated, Keg Party members were ab-
sent due to class conflicts.
Kate Rapp, a member of College Repub-
licans, who moderated the debate, asked
the three candidates specific questions


about the Student Government Cabinet,
which the vice president oversees.
Although candidates argued about most
issues, they did finally agree that most are
unaware of the Cabinet's existence.


SEE DEBATE, PAGE 8


Fans pack theater


for Stomp debut


By JENA ADDISON
Alligator Contributing Writer

Feet tap to the rhythm of
drums, and heads bob in sync
with reggae beats that blare
over the speakers. The dimly
lit room is alive with anticipa-
tion and the excited chatter of
a house that is packed before
the show even begins.
Stomp, a show that offers a
unique medley of percussion,
movement and comedy, held
its first performance in front
of a sold-out audience Tues-
day night at the Phillips Cen-
ter for the Performing Arts.
Only a few tickets remain
for the last showing, which
will be held today at 7:30
p.m.
The show, which began in
the United Kingdom in the
summer of 1991, has been
touring in North America for
15 years.
"It brings the community
together in a way few other


things can," said Michael
Blachly, director of UF Per-
forming Arts. "It doesn't mat-
ter if you're 8 or 80."
"It's full of energy,
emotion; it's incredibly
creative and never is a
word spoken."
Michael Blachly
Director of UF Performing Arts


Blachly said he has pre-
sented the show more than
100 times in 15 years every-
where from Los Angeles to
Gainesville, and each time it
has sold out.
"It's full of energy, emo-
tion; it's incredibly creative
and never is a word spoken,"
he said.
Blachly could not disclose
how much the production cost
to bring to the university.
Stomp, which ran for 105

SEE STOMP, PAGE 8


Sarah Hsu/ Alligator Staff
Performers of Stomp jump and clap during their performance at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts on
Tuesday night.


GPD: Man charged with theft after huffing canned air


a THE MAN WAS FOUND AT
WAL-MART WITH SIX CANS
OF KEYBOARD CLEANER.

A Gainesville man was arrest-
ed for petit theft after he was ac-
cused of taking six cans of a com-
puter keyboard-cleaning product
into a Wal-Mart bathroom.


Gainesville police arrived at
the Wal-Mart on Northwest 13th
Street Sunday after a sales asso-
ciate informed them of the man's
suspicious behavior.
Officers found Dustin Martin,
23, in the bathroom after he had
inhaled five out of the six cans
of the computer-cleaning prod-


uct, said GPD spokesman Keith
Kameg.
Martin was taken
Local to Shands at AGH
News for treatment fol-
lowing the incident.
Kameg said that
this is not the first run-in GPD
has had with Martin.


GPD has been called on nu-
merous occasions when Martin
was stealing cans or had already
"huffed" them and passed out
from the act, Kameg said.
Earlier this month, Kameg
said Martin was found passed
out near Bonefish Grill on South-
west Archer Road.


"We have a very good sense of
how this case is going to end, and
it is going to be poorly," Kameg
said.
"If these addictions don't get
under control, the chemicals in
this product are probably going
to kill him."
By KATIE EMMETS


* UF men's
basketball coach
Billy Donovan (left)
knew to expect
a drastic dropoff
in his team after
2007, but came
back to Gainesville
the next year look-
ing for a challenge.
See Story, Page 16.


Officials: Obama OKs more Afghanistan troops
WASHINGTON (AP) Defense and congres-
sional officials say President Barack Obama has ap-
proved an increase in U.S. forces for the flagging
war in Afghanistan, sending one additional Army
brigade and some Marines this spring. One official
said the total is about 17,000 troops.
That would be the first installment on an influx
of U.S. forces that have been expected this year. It
would get a few thousand troops in place in time
for the increase in fighting that usually comes with
warmer weather and ahead of national elections.


H A mare and her
foal are recovering at
home after the horse
gave birth premature-
ly. The foal was taken
to UF's Veterinary
Medical Center for
treatment.
See Story, Page 4.


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News Today


WHAT'S HAPPENING
Red Cross Gators Meeting
Today, 7 p.m.
Anderson 101
The group will discuss up-
coming events during March
(American Red Cross Month),
and directors from the lo-
cal chapter will be on hand to
elaborate on activities planned.
All interested students are
welcome to attend, learn more
about the organization and
learn how they may volunteer.

Ayyam-i-hi Celebration
Thursday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Reitz Union North Lawn
Join the Baha'i Association in
celebrating this time of giving
and hospitality. There will be
a bounce house, cotton candy,
snow cones and more.

RUB Entertainment presents
Movie Trivia Night/South Park
Marathon
Thursday, 8 p.m.
Orange and Brew
Come out for movie trivia and
a South Park marathon.

Amnesty International Guest
Speaker
Thursday, 8 p.m.
New Physics Building
Rm. 1002
Amnesty International will be
hosting guest speaker Father


FORECAST
TODAY



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CLOUDY
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PARTLY
CLOUDY
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Roy Bourgeois, a prominent
human rights activist, Purple
Heart recipient and torture
survivor.

RUB Entertainment and
Black History Month Present
Flashing Lights: A Night of
Laser Tag
Friday, 8 p.m.
Reitz Union North Lawn
Spend the evening in a large-
scale game of laser tag. Show
off your skills, or lack thereof,
among your friends.

RUB Entertainment and Gator
Nights Present: Free Live
Music
Friday, 8 p.m.
Rion Ballroom
The Explorers Club, Band
Marino and Wait Wait

UF Tennis Campus Singles
Tournament
Saturday, 9 a.m.
Flavet Tennis Courts
The UF Tennis Club is spon-
soring a charity tournament


FRIDAY



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to benefit Camp Kesem, a stu-
dent-run and funded camp for
children whose families have
been affected by cancer. The
fee is $20 payable on site, with
all proceeds benefiting Camp
Kesem. All levels of men's and
women's competitive and rec-
reational are welcome. Send an
e-mail to gators.tennis@gmail.
com with your name and divi-
sion to sign up. Arrive at 9 a.m.
at Flavet Tennis Courts to pay.
Play will begin at 10 a.m.

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And want to post it in this
space? Send an e-mail to kbjom-
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Happening" in the subject line.


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accurate and clear in its news
reports and editorials. If you
find an error, please call our
newsroom at (352) 376-4458
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LOCAL

Author gives books to CMC


By KATIE EMMETS
Alligator Writer
Kemmets@alligator.org

Award-winning author
and civil rights activist
Stetson Kennedy is donat-
ing his personal library to
Gainesville's Civic Media
Center.
James Schmidt, co-coor-
dinator of the Civic Media
Center, said 93-year-old
Kennedy would donate
more than 1,000 books to
the center by early to mid
March.
"This is a tremendous
honor for us," Schmidt said.
Born and raised in Fruit
Cove, near Jacksonville,
Kennedy made his living as
a folklorist and writer.
Kennedy traveled Florida
collecting stories, songs and
tall tales on the culture of


various groups in the state,
Schmidt said.
"Kennedy is one of my
idols," he said. "He is sharp
as a tack, has a brilliant
mind, is an easygoing man
and an all-around great hu-
man being."

"[Stetson] is a living
link to a past that is
rapidly disappearing."
James Schmidt
CMC co-coordinator


Schmidt and a few CMC
collections committee mem-
bers plan to visit Kennedy
and his wife, Sandra Parks,
in St. Augustine soon. The
group will spend the week-
end with Kennedy and
Parks to sort out the books,
Schmidt said.


The ones that are not
taken for the CMC will ei-
ther go to Anastasia Books,
Parks' bookstore in St. Au-
gustine, or to Kennedy's old
house in Beluthahatchee, a
national literary landmark.
Kennedy will be at the
Civic Media Center's grand
reopening ceremony Sat-
urday signing copies of
his 1942 book "Klan Un-
masked," a nonfiction book
that tells stories about how
Kennedy infiltrated the Ku
Klux Klan in Florida and
Georgia and exposed secret
code words and prominent
figures' names over the Su-
perman Radio Program.
"Stetson was a staunch
white ally to the African-
American freedom strug-
gle," Schmidt said. "He is a
living link to a past that is
rapidly disappearing."


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LOCAL

Premature foal saved by UF's Veterinary Hospital


ByYVONNEAYALA
Alligator Contributing Writer

When Ocala resident Irene Bry-
an first purchased Skippa Secret,
she knew the mare had a surprise
in store.
The 2-and-a-half year-old Ap-
paloosa mare gave birth to Sarah's
Secret Noel prematurely near the
first of the year.
Bryan purchased the mare in
December as a present for her
granddaughter, Sarah Konemann,
10.
"The foal was just icing on the
cake," Bryan said.
No one knew when Sarah's Se-
cret Noel would be born, and the
pair was rushed to UF's Veterinary
Medical Center for treatment.
"Skippa Secret's foal was
brought to the veterinary hospi-
tal almost immediately," said Dr.
Amanda House, an assistant pro-
fessor of veterinary medicine at
UF. "It enabled us to give her every
opportunity treatment-wise for her
to make a complete and full recov-
ery."
The foal and her mother were
hospitalized for about 10 days at
the Hofmann Equine Neonatal In-
tensive Care Unit and the foal was
treated for prematurity; not getting
enough colostrum, or first milk, af-
ter birth; and septicemia, a bacterial


infection of the blood, House said.
Bryan was a little overwhelmed
by the animal hospital experience.
"When we got there, they had
gurneys out there and everything
like somebody was coming to the
hospital-like a human being was
coming," Bryan said. "It was im-
pressive."
The facility is one of the most
advanced neonatal intensive care
units for horses in the world and
the only comprehensive unit in
Florida, said Dana Zimmel, chief
of Large Animal Internal Medicine
Services at UF.
The discipline at UF began in
the 1980s as a partnership between
veterinary faculty specialists and
human neonatologists at the UF
Health Science Center. The unit
now offers 24-hour emergency ser-
vice year-round.
The ENICU treats all breeds of
mares and foals and usually admits
100 to 150 foals each season, which
typically runs from December to
June.
The mare and her foal are re-
covering at home.
The experience was memorable
for Bryan's granddaughter Sarah,
who says she wants to be a large-
animal veterinarian.
"The baby is just adorable and
just wants to be with people more
than anything else," Bryan said.


Courtesy of Sarah Kiewel, UF Health Science Center
Dr. Amanda House, a large-animal internal medicine specialist at the University of Florida College of
Veterinary Medicine, comes face to face with a foal in UF's Equine Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.


UF alumni awarded Student Emmy for documentary


* ALUMNI WERE AMONG THREE
TEAMS SELECTED FROM 713.

By FREYA EVANGELISTA
Alligator Contributing Writer

Two UF alumni were awarded a Stu-
dent Emmy for their thesis documentary,
making it the third consecutive win for
UF's Documentary Institute.
Chris Brannan and David Randag,
graduates of the institute, were one of
three groups awarded Emmys last week.
The documentary, "Standard Devia-


tion," is about Billy Cottrell, a genius from
Gainesville who was sentenced to eight
years in jail on terrorism charges after set-
ting fire to a Hummer dealership in Cali-
fornia.
Out of 713 entries, Brannan and Randag
were among three teams selected by the
members of the Academy of Television
Arts and Sciences Foundation to receive
the award, said Debbie Slavkin, academy
program manager. The other two teams
were from the University of California,
Berkeley.
The documentaries will be ranked first,


second and third on March 21 at the 30th
College Television Awards presented by
the academy.
Since their graduation in 2008, the film-
makers have not stopped showing their
film at festivals across the country, Randag
said.
Student said
Life The documentary won in
the student category at the
2008 Fort Lauderdale Interna-
tional Film Festival and in the short films
category the 2008 Daytona Beach Film Fes-
tival.
It was also selected to be shown at the


San Francisco Documentary Festival, ac-
cording to the documentary's Web site.
With support from the Documentary
Institute and a budget of about $5,500, the
filmmakers were able to acquire material,
interview sources in various cities includ-
ing Chicago and Seattle and see Cottrell
himself, Randag said.
The two filmmakers said they are ex-
cited about their win and eager to attend
Emmy events, but there is an intimidation
factor.
"We've got big shoes to fill," Randag
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Facebok contract change doesn't deter students' use


FACEBOOK CAN ACCESS
DELETED ACCOUNTS.

By KATHRYN STOLARZ
Alligator Contributing Writer

Facebook made a quiet change in
its user contract on Feb. 4, but most
UF students are not concerned or
informed enough to change their
posting habits.
Under the new terms, Facebook
can now use account content after
an account has been deactivated.
Facebook's Chief Executive and
founder Mark Zuckerberg wrote in


a post to The Facebook Blog that
after deleting an account, content
shared with friends will remain ac-
cessible through the friends' pages,
just like in an e-mail, which creates
two copies of the message once the
message is sent. Zuckerberg prom-
ised that content would not be used
in a way undesirable to users.
Instead of sending a mass notifi-
cation to users, Facebook made an
unannounced four-paragraph post
to the company blog.
The terms have long spelled
out the right for Facebook to use
posted information and pictures
for advertising.


"It was concerning, but I
already think that anything
they put on the Internet
they already own."
Leah Oliveto
UF marketing senior


Jon Mills, a UF law profes-
sor and author of the 2008 book
"Privacy: The Lost Right," said
Facebook shouldn't be allowed
to use someone's picture, identity
or information for profit, and stu-
dents should protest the fact that


Facebook claims rights to do these
things.
"I think it really confirms what
has sort of been happening on Fa-
cebook, which is that they can use
that information, and people tend
to forget how public and accessible
their information becomes," Mills
said.
As Facebook takes more control
over information on its pages, UF
students must decide how much to
expose.
Students Leah Oliveto, Curtis
Jeffries and Irina Silva expressed
mild disgust with Facebook, al-
though they said they will continue


to use it as they have in the past.
"It was concerning, but I already
think that anything they put on the
Internet they already own," said
Oliveto, a UF marketing senior.
She said since she probably
won't become the president of the
United States, she isn't worried
about Facebook using her drunken
college pictures.
Silva, a UF biology freshman,
thinks there is a reason people de-
lete accounts.
"I think Facebook should actu-
ally respect our wishes in why we
decide to deactivate the account,"
she said.


SG opposes discrimination


By CHELSEA KEENAN
Alligator Writer

Senators from the Gator Party and the Or-
ange and Blue Party were able to put party
differences aside and pass a resolution unani-
mously opposing Gainesville Charter Amend-
ment 1, which would legalize discrimination
based on gender identity.
Senators and students alike took a stand
against the amendment.
"If passed it would make it legal to fire
[people] from their job, kick them out of their
house or refuse them service in a restaurant
because they are gay, lesbian, bisexual or
transgendered," said Garrett Gamer, UF cam-
pus coordinator for Equality is Gainesville's
Business.
Charter Amendment 1 was added to
March's election ballot after a citizen petition,
which requires the signatures of 10 percent of
registered voters, was submitted.
If passed, the amendment would also affect
veterans and local businesses.
"The city of Gainesville can't extend equal
rights protection in the future," he said.
Gamer spoke during the resolution's pre-


sentation alongside its sponsors from both
parties.
A resolution is an official stance the Senate
takes on an issue.
"We will speak in one clear voice and show
that bigotry has no place in Gainesville," said
Ben Cavataro, an author of the bill and Orange
and Blue Party leader. "It
will affect the whole univer-
sity."
Cavataro also said sena-
tors will join Mayor Pegeen
Hanrahan, Alachua County
Commissioners and the
Faculty Senate standing up
Hanrahan against the amendment.
Garner encouraged both
students and senators to vote in city elections,
which will be held March 24.
"City politics is what determines a lot about
our lives at UF," he said. "There are enough of
us here that we can do the right thing."
Many senators also spoke in favor of a sec-
ond resolution, which is also affecting students
of the UF community.
Gator Party Sen. Megan Vu has been work-
ing on the resolution addressing the recent


UF health education junior Monica Solomon, 20, answers a question from Student
Sen. Stephen Fitzmaurice at the Student Senate meeting Tuesday night.
elimination of Vietnamese and Korean pro- was the only university in the state, public or
grams since last fall and will be presenting it private, to have these cultural programs.
during next week's Senate meeting on Tues- "This is so much more than a dollar
day. amount," she said. "It's the culture and diver-
Before the programs were cut last June, UF sity that UF stands for."


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Editorial

Facebook Flop

Sketchy change to terms

of service sparks debate

A series of discreet changes to Facebook's terms of use
policy has users concerned about the future of their
privacy.
Under the latest modifications, the social networking site
now holds the rights to all information posted by members,
even after they delete their accounts. Prior to the change, Fa-
cebook had a license to distribute users' data as it saw fit, but
forfeited the right once the individual left the site.
Fortunately Facebook does not plan on selling members
phone numbers' or email addresses but rather will use the
information internally. What this means for the millions of
frenzied Facebook followers is that the company can legally
use their pictures and data for advertising featured on the
site.
The Editorial Board can't help but wonder about the im-
plications of Facebook's additions to its terms of use policy.
Does this mean we should expect to see shirtless photos
of that hunk from chemistry class hawking Snuggies on the
right side of our screens?
If anything, this latest hit to our privacy should serve as a
wake-up call for our generally lax approach toward sharing
information on the Internet available for the whole world to
see.
We aren't suggesting you remove your account or erase
that line about your affinity for the movie "Funny Games."
The damage is done. If Facebook wants to sell an already-
deleted photo of you drunkenly gorging yourself on Five
Star's cinnamon rolls, there's nothing stopping them.
Granted, Facebook's current terms of use policy may not
be intended to raise capital through the sale of member's
data, but temptation to do so is only a poor financial forecast
away.


From Fat to Wii Fit


For one fat flamethrow-
er, sheer disgust over
his video-game like-
ness led to a life-altering
weight loss.
Tipping the scales at a ro-
bust 270 pounds, San Diego
Padres relief pitcher Heath
Bell realized that he needed
to make some changes after
playing a round of Nintendo
Wii Fit with his children.
According to an Associat-
ed Press article, Bell suffered
a bit of embarrassment after
the game informed him that
was clinically obese which
resulted in his Mii avatar fea-
turing the characteristics of a
grossly overweight man.
Rather than sulk about
his poor physical health, Bell
used the revelation as a mo-
tivating factor to shed the ex-
cess blubber a resounding
45 pounds in all.
The Editorial Board com-
mends Bell for taking the
Wii Fit's message to heart.


Not only will the weight
loss help him on the pitching
mound, but more important-
ly it will add countless years
to his life after he hangs up
his spikes.
We can only imagine this
giant of a man getting his ex-
ercise groove on doing the
hula hoop simulator while
trying not to break the de-
vice. Such is a far cry from
the typical spring training
war stories of players boast-
ing about their new figure
thanks to pumping iron and
overloading on protein.
We're sure his kids are
happy now that their dad's
weight loss success story has
hit newsstands everywhere.
With all the free publicity
Nintendo Wii is receiving,
the young gamers are bound
to be swimming in free video
games in no time.
Maybe next season he
can credit playing Xbox 360
while on an elliptical.


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n Sunday, the "iron man" of Venezuela, Presi-
dent Hugo Chavez, won an electoral coup and
passed a referendum removing term limits. He
will now run the country until he is defeated in an elec-
tion which, if his thuggish manner is any indication,
could be a very long time.
Chavez and his supporters make the claim that only
he can successfully continue the project of converting
Venezuela into a socialist state; his opponents claim
that he seeks to turn Venezuela into a replica of Cas-
tro's Cuba. For good or ill, the country seems destined to
move in the direction of a Stalinist "cult of personality."
I'll leave the political judgments to those so inclined -
instead, what I want to do is give a brief rundown of
some of the greatest hits of this controversial and comi-
cal figure.
Chavez, always cartoonishly eloquent, is probably
most widely known for his 2006 outburst about former
President George W. Bush during a speech to the U.N.
General Assembly. During his speech, the day follow-
ing a speech by Bush, Chavez told the assembled digni-
taries, "The devil came here yesterday, and it smells of
sulfur still today." The fact that this was met with wild
applause is neither here nor there the fact of that mat-
ter is that Chavez, in what can only be described as Paris
Hilton-level statesmanship, was willing to go there.
I always did hear that Venezuelan politics were
known for their sense of decorum.
Another of my favorite Chavez incidents involves
his fantastically sexist comments regarding former Sec-
retary of State Condoleezza Rice. After Rice called him
a "challenge to democracy" in Latin America, Chavez
responded by going on his acclaimed weekly talk show
(creatively named "Hello President!") and, addressing


Rice, warning her, "Don't mess
with me, girl!" He tied it all
together by blowing Condi a
kiss, which I'm certain had her
blushing.
Whether this was latent sex-
ism or the political equivalent
Eric Chianese of playground pigtail pulling,
letters@alligator.org I can't say. Maybe "El Presi-
dente" has a bit of a crush? I
always did hear that Venezu-
elan politics were known for stellar sexual harassment
education.
Finally, there was the incident at the 2007 Ibero-
American summit. Chavez was engaged in a heated (I'm
beginning to notice a trend) exchange with Spain's Prime
Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero. During the con-
versation he called former Spanish Prime Minister Jose
Maria Aznar "a fascist" because of his economic policies.
He then continued to interrupt the prime minister as he
tried to answer. In a fit of frustration, the normally mild-
mannered King Juan Carlos I leaned forward and asked
Chavez, "Why don't you shut up?" Chavez did not, in
fact, shut up, and the king stood up and left the event.
I did always hear that Venezuelan politics was known
for just forget it. We can probably agree by now that
Chavez is wholly lacking in statesman's graces.
This list of Chavez's Greatest Hits is by no means ex-
haustive, but it is suggestive of what we have to look
forward to. I, for one, am overjoyed at the prospect of
watching Venezuela's firebrand bluster and swagger
across the world stage for years to come.
Eric Chianese is an English junior. His column appears
weekly.


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Letters to the Editor
Executive salary cap not fraud solution
Mr. Maple, in your Tuesday column,
you failed to present evidence other than a
$500,000 salary cap on executive compen-
sation to substantiate your assertion that
President Barack Obama will end our mod-
ern era of corporate malfeasance.
Further, I fail to see how the executive
salary cap even counts as an anti-fraud
measure, as you fail to even substantiate
that claim. How does it dissuade irratio-
nal exuberance in derivatives markets, the
phenomenon you cite as being a primary
symptom of the "Enron-aissance"?
Need I also remind you that at least three
of Obama's own Cabinet picks have com-
mitted tax evasion, and several, like Tom
Daschle and Leon Panetta, are paid lobby-
ists (nominated despite Obama's promise
not to utilize them), and several others have
had to drop out of the nomination pool for
criminal investigations or ethics violations
(Gov. Bill Richardson).
Are you honestly counting on a group
of men and women who can't even do their
own accounting to keep everyone else in
this nation honest?
Anthony Ramos
UF alumnus


Obama's fiscal policies flawed
Jake Miller stated in his Tuesday column
that "we should view political capital as
something more elusive and less ephemeral
than the spoils of victory." It is unfortunate
that the Democrats do not agree with him.
President Barack Obama made his views
quite clear: "I won," he stated to Rep. Eric
Cantor in a meeting of Congress leaders
to discuss the stimulus. "Bipartisanship"
for this administration means nothing less
than the GOP's complete surrender and
acceptance of terms. Miller stated that
"stimulus without spending is technically
impossible." He must be the only person on
campus who doesn't understand the con-
cept of a tax cut.
He then went on to call FDR effective,
and again, I find we are in agreement. FDR
was very effective at expanding the
powers of government over individuals
more than any previous time in our history,
effective at dulling cutting-edge capitalism,
effective at taking Guantanamo (which, to
Democrats, amounts to nothing less than
war crimes on Bush's part) and multiplying
it countless times through Executive Order
9066, relocating over 100,000 Japanese in
America into internment camps with armed
guards and barbed wire.
Most of all, though, FDR was "effective"
through his economic stimulus strategy -
the same strategy Obama and the Demo-


crats have adopted with this massive pork-
barrel bill. Just how effective was FDR?
His Secretary of the Treasury and close
friend Henry Morgenthau Jr. answered that
question.
"We have tried spending money," Mor-
genthau said. "We are spending more than
we have ever spent before, and it does not
work. And I have just one interest, and if
I am wrong...somebody else can have my
job. I want to see this country prosperous.
I want to see people get a job. I want to see
people get enough to eat. We have never
made good on our promises...I saw after
eight years of this administration we have
just as much unemployment as when we
started...and an enormous debt to boot!"
The same failed FDR policies make up
Obama's platform. Fiscal conservatives
know where they stand it's right be-
tween big government and the people.
Ben Camenker
4LS


Transcript fees not fair
The ways in which our university man-
ages its budget have never made sense to
me, but as an undergraduate student striv-
ing to continue my education through grad-
uate studies and independent research, I
find one policy even more misguided than


most transcript fees.
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ic-sized iceberg. I understand and support
the administration's endeavors to embrace
fiscal responsibility, but why penalize this
university's highest achievers?
Why should students applying for top
graduate programs and prestigious schol-
arships pay while the less ambitious among
us slide by tax-free?
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4LS


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cidentally. An as of yet anonymous UF stu-
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er. I caught the bus next time around and
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Gainesville citizens are a cut above the
rest.
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Unite Party candidate Lar-
nell Vickers said his past in-
volvement with the Cabinet
and knowledge of its workings
gave him a leg up on the com-
petition, adding how this dis-
tinguishes him from his two
opponents, who are both vet-
eran senators.
"It's one thing to read
their platforms online,
but it's good to see how
they stand up against
one another."
Freya Evangelista
UF public relations senior

However, when it came
time for rebuttals, Stacey Gray
of the Orange and Blue Party
wasted no time to react to
Vickers' comment.
"He talks about his title but
has nothing to show for it," she
said. Gray caught the attention
of a student passing by.
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debate held on Turlington Plaza on Tuesday afternoon.


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and found the debate informa- to see how they stand up
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minutes without an intermission, captivat-
ed the audience by using ordinary items
such as brooms, tin pans, lighters and in-
ner tubes to make complex beats and vi-
sual displays.
At one point, performers were sus-
pended in the air to play a beat with drum-


sticks on the large set hung with a variety
of pans, road signs, buckets and fire extin-
guishers.
The audience roared with
On laughter at various points
Campus during the show in response
to visual comedy and even
laughed at itself when it couldn't quite
keep the beats straight when performers
encouraged the crowd to clap along.


David Gold, who has been a volun-
teer usher at the Phillips Center for the
Performing Arts for about 20 years, loves
how innovative and high-energy the per-
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"I'm in it for the free shows," said Gold,
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lowed. Call 335-7066 Mon-Fri. 4-22-08-
72-2

1 & 2 BRs Now & August!
* Quiet, Convenient, Affordable
* 1 BR $560 ** 2 BR $639
* Walk/Bike to UF/Shands
* Pets OK 372-7555
4-22-08-72-2

Deluxe, Large 3, 4, 5, 6, 7BR apt/house, 60
second walk to UF. Remodeled, Old House
charm. Central AC, washer/dryer included.
Wood floors. With Parking. By Private Owner.
538-2181 Iv message 4-22-08-72-2


1 Tour & You're Sure!
Leasing for Now & Fall
1, 2, 3 & 4 brs, 2br Townhomes
W/D, dishwasher, tennis/bball courts
We love pets! Ask about specials!
pinetreegardens.com*376-4002
4-22-72-2


Deluxe, large one or two bedroom, 60 sec-
ond walk to UF. Wood firs, washer dryer
included, fireplace, patio deck. Can furnish.
Short term available. Private Owner. $595-
up. 352-538-2181. Lv msg 4-22-08-72-2


No deposit, No move-in fees!!!
Huge 1/1's 2/2's 3/3's
<1 mi from UF! Giant 24hr gym
FREE tanning/FREE cable
*Oxford Manor* (352) 377-2777
These apts kick other apts in the teeth
4-22-72-2


** ELLIE'S HOUSES **
Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to
UF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or
352-215-4990 12-11-171-2


HOUSES ACROSS FROM UF
3 BLOCKS TO CAMPUS
2-5 BEDROOM AVAIL FALL
AS LOW AS $450/person
371-7777 CollegeParkUF.com
4-22-08-72-2


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THE0 LAURELS


Come see our 1/1, 2/2 & 3/3 townhomes!!
FREE Cable w/HBO and Shotime
All Amenities plus FREE Tanning
Gated*Alarms*Pet Friendly
*Sign Today, Get 1 MONTH FREE*
www.thelaurelsuf.com 352-335-4455
4-22-08-72-2


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10, ALLIGATOR U WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2009


Huge 2 & 3 BR's
Starting at $730
Pets Welcome Great location *
Close to UF, Dining
373-1111* SpanishTrace.org
4-22-08-72-2


COBBLESTONE
Luxury Townhomes
Private Dog Park! Free Cable
Gated, Garages, Gorgeous!
Immediate Move-in Specials!
(352)377-2801
4-22-72-2

$400 Target Gift Card? Free School Books?
No Pet Rent? Sound good?
It's 1st come 1st serve at Bivens Cove!
These great specials & more avail for fall!!
Come by today & view our 1s. 2s, 3s, & 4s!!!
www.bivenscove.com 352-376-2507
4-22-08-72-2

Fall in Love Now!
Rates starting at $329 per bedroom!
FREE Cable w/ HBO & Internet
W/D in each unit!*We love pets
Waived Move-in Fees!: 372-8100
4-22-72-2


The


Boardwalk

Move In Today!
AMAZING SPECIALS!
1/1-from $649*2/2-from $769*3/2-from $899
(352) 377-7401 www.theboardwalkapt.com
4-22-08-72-2

ALL THE SPACE YOU NEED!
At the price you want
No Move-in Fees! Move in TODAY!
1, 1 w/den & 2 BRs Reduced Rates!
FREE UF parking FREE Gym
Pets Welcome 352-332-7401
4-22-72-2

***PARKING@@@
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 4-22-08-72-2

YOUR MOM...
...wants you to live here!
AMAZING DEALS!
1,2, & 3 bdrms, W/D
Gated, Pet friendly,
Immediate Move-in Specials
(352)372-0400
4-22-72-2



iTth
SPO LOS
of Gainesville

Three Pools! Three Bus Routes!
Two Jacuzzis! Business Center!
Billards Room! Fitness Center w/ Free
weights! Sand Volleyball!
Tennis Courts! Basketball Courts!
Close to UF, Shands, 1-75, & Shopping!
1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms for NOW & Fall!!!
GREAT SPECIALS!!!
1/1-$754 2/2-$440/person 3/3-$350/person
Washer/Dryer in ALL UNITS!
2330 SW Williston Rd.
www.ThePolosUF.com 352-335-7656
4-22-72-2

Affordable, Quiet, Comfortable
1's from $550 2's from $375/person
Close to UF, Shands, Butler Plaza
Pet Friendly 376-1248
www.hiddenvillageapt.com
4-22-08-72-2

AS BIG AS A HOUSE!
Huge 4BR TH W/D inc.
FREE UF Parking*FREE Gym
Call for specials 332-7401 4-22-72-2

Love in the Air?
Rates as LOW as $329 per bed!
Free Cable w/HBO & Internet
Waived Move-in Fees!
Huge 1,2,3 Beds: 372-8100!
4-22-08-72-2


LOVE GOING OUT?
Luxury 3/3TH Perfectly Located Downtown!
1 month free for fall &
no move-in fees from $500/person!
W/D*Free Parking*Pets Welcome
Live where you play!! 338-0002
www.arlingtonsquare.org
4-22-72-2


MUSEUM WALK
Gainesville's Best Kept Secret
Leasing for Fall & NOW!
Luxury 2/2 THs and 3/3 Flats
FREE Cable, FREE Tanning, FREE Alarms
Walk to UF *379-WALK
4-22-72-2


THREE BLOCKS TO UF!
2br/1ba from $700
No Move-in Fees! Water included
Wood floors avail! Pets loved!
FREE Parking! 372-7111
4-22-08-72-2


LAKEWOOD VILLAS
Large 1, 2 & 3 bdrm Floor Plans;
Starting at $695
Furniture Packages Inc. Washer/Dryer;
Workout Rm, Tennis Court; Swimming Pool;
Sauna etc. Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 10-3
700 SW 62nd Blvd 877-781-8314
www.lakewoodvilllas.com
4-22-08-72-2


SPYGLASS *
Individual Leases: Furniture Packages
Incl Washer/Dryer, FREE Hispeed Internet;
Rates start at $485
Every Unit is an End Unit
Mon-Fri 10-5:30, Sat 11-2
701 SW 62nd Blvd 888-267-5078
www.spyglassapts.com
4-22-08-72-2


ACROSS FROM UF!
No Move-in Fees! Pets loved.
Studios $549, includes electric!
Wood floors available. FREE parking.
372-7111 Collegemanor.org
4-22-08-72-2


Where in the world is Hidden Lake?
You may want to find these luxury apts!
3/3's start at $425 person for Immediate
2/2's are $490 person, Includes Cable &
Internet
Call Now 352-374-3866
4-22-08-72-2


2 BLOCKS TO UF
Studios and 1/1 as low as $559
2/1 and 2/2 from $380-$599 per person
CollegeParkUF.com 371-7777
4-22-08-72-2


Walk to Class!
1brs from $599 -150 ft from UF!
$0 move-in fees! Move-in Today!
FREE parking! Pets Welcome!
372-7111 CollegeManor.org
4-22-08-72-2


GREAT ODIN'S RAVEN:
Our 4/4's are classy!!
SIGN TODAY and get $720 off your lease!!
Rates starting at $509!!
CALL: 352.271.3131
GainesvillePlace.com
4-22-72-2


Action Real Estate Services
Houses to Condos
1-4 BR, Starting at $450
www.action-realtors.com
352-331-1133
4-22-08-72-2


Stop staring at my Apts!
It's hard not to now that
we are furnished/all-inclusive
Brand NEW, Close to campus, 4 bus routes
Large, luxury 1br-4brs with TVs in kitchen
Beach-entry pool*free tanning*pet friendly
*352.376.0696 www.EnclaveUF.com-
4-22-08-72-2


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2 bed luxury condos for rent.
Granite tops, tall ceilings, private balcony,
super quiet construction. $1600/mo.
Call Eric Wild at 352-870-9453
4-22-72-2

***4BR/2BA HISTORIC HOUSE***
10 blocks to UF. Near downtown. High ceil-
ing, wood floor, cent A/C, W/D, tons of char-
acter. 237 SW 4th Ave. $1200/mo 352-214-
9270 4-22-08-72-2

**WOODLAND VILLAS**
2BR units starting at
$695. Gated community.
Private courtyards.
M-F 10-6 Sat. 10-2
5950 SW 20th Ave.
888-803-7678
www.woodlandvillas.com
4-22-08-72-2

1/1, Ridgeview, free water, next to park, on
the bus line, cent H/A, courtyard, 2 miles to
UF, convenient to shopping, no smoking, no
pets. $470 SD, $470/mo 562-2824 2-24-09-
65-2

WALK TO UF AVAILABLE NOW & FALL
1BR/$495 to $999/mo
2BR/2.5BA $1499/mo
Gore Rabell Real Estate
378-1387 Gore-Rabell.com
4-22-08-72-2

SUN ISLAND
1BRs from $580 2BRs from $650
Sun Bay Sun Key Sun Harbor
352-376-6720
4-22-08-72-2

1 Tour & You're Sure!
Leasing for Now & Fall
1, 2, 3 & 4 brs, 2br Townhomes
W/D, dishwasher, tennis/bball courts
We love pets! Ask about specials!
pinetreegardens.com*376-4002
4-22-08-72-2


100+ Apts: Walk to UF
On 1 website: www.ForRentNearUF.com
Photos & Virtual Tours for 100 apts near UF
Studios $625+ 1BR $689+ 2BR $839+
3BR $650/br+ 4BR $479/br 352-376-6223
4-22-72-2

**2/1 House w/ Big Yard**
4 Blocks to UF, HW Floors
Pet Friendly $1200/mo
352-375-8256
4-22-76-2

POOL HOUSE AVAILABLE NOW!
Bike to UF 4BR/3BA, over 2000 sf, nice area
1 mi to UF. 2816W Univ Ave. $1700/mo now
or $1700/mo in fall. Can divide 3/2 for $1200/
mo. Pool svc extra376-6183, 352-327-2931
2-19-09-30-2

01 BR/1 BA w/lg STUDY Great Location*
lblk to UF/Shands Avail Now! Energy ef-
ficient, some utils. Very spacious, carpet,
decal park Prefer grad student/mature. $650.
postj@bellsouth.net 376-0080, 284-3873
2-27-09-36-2

AVAILABLE AUGUST 1
4BR/2BA nice, large house. Hot tub, privacy
fenced yard, W/D provided, 3413 NW 8th
Ave. $1600/mo. Screened back porch, other
houses available. 339-2342 for more info.
2-20-09-29-2

*2/1 Funky Upstairs Apt*
3 Blocks to UF
Pet Friendly $750/mo
352-375-8256
4-22-68-2


*2/1 Apt, 4 Blocks to UF*
Central AC, No Tow Parking,
Pet Friendly, $700/mo
352-375-8256
4-22-68-2

*2/1 Apt, 1000 SF*
Island Kitchen, WD hookups
Centr. AC, Pet Friendly $700/mo
352-375-8256
4-22-68-2

NO FEES and One Month Free!
On Bivens Arm Nature Preserve
Inclusive 2's, 3's, and 4's
MASSIVE Townhomes!
W/D and Jumbo Microwaves in Every Unit
Free Water, Cable, Tanning, Alarms, Pool
336-3838 TheLandingsUF.com
Great Bus Route! 2 Miles to UF
4-22-63-2

HUGE 2BR 1BA
W/D hookups. Pets OK
Walk to Vet School
$595 mo. Move in today!
866-747-8314 CMC LLLP
Lic. Real Estate Broker
Equal Housing Oppty.
4-22-09-61-2

AVAILABLE AUGUST 1.
Studio, fireplace, washer/dryer provided, wd
floors. Yard area for grill, etc. 1 blkfrom cam-
pus, attached to rental house w/separate en-
trance. 106 SW 12th St. $525/mo 339-2342
2-20-09-22-2

*Huge 1BR Loft w/Skylight*
3 Blocks to Mid-Town/Univ Ave*Walk to UF
Cathedral Ceilings*Only $799 at Arbor Lofts
www.ForRentNearUF.com 352-376-6223
4-22-59-2

Studios and 1/1s ACROSS FROM UF
As low as $559
$0 MOVE IN FEES
Open late and weekends
371-7777 CollegeParkUF.com
4-22-09-59-2

HISTORIC HOMES
1-3BR apts + 2 houses 923 SE 4th St, 18
NE 10th St. High ceilings, porch, wood floors.
$500-$1100/mo. No dogs. 1st, last, sec. Call
378-3704, sallygville@aol.com 2-19-20-2

4/2 HOME PLUS STUDY
corner lot, H/D 2385 sq ft for $1500 + $1500
deposit. 3608 NW 22nd PI. Call 352-214-
1956 2-19-09-20-2

Summit House 1BR/1 BA Available Now
$605 per mouth $250 security Walk to VA or
Shands Call 352-672-1482 3-6-09-30-2


** Across From UF **

$1150/mo Special!
2br/2ba Limited Time Offer for Fall
Luxury Apts w/ Internet & Parking Incl.
www.LookingGlassApartments.com
111 NW 16th St. -- Call 376-1111
4-22-09-59-2

One month FREE!
Zero Redec Fee
1 & 2 BR single-story villas
starting from $529
Move in costs starting at $139
Close to Oaks Mall and Archer Road.
Pine Rush Villas 375-1519 4-22-09-59-2

One month FREE!
Zero Redec Fee
1 & 2 BR flats starting from $599
Move in costs starting at $139
Two blocks south of Archer Rd. & 34th St
Homestead Apts. 376-0828 4-22-09-59-2

One month FREE! $189 Moves you in!
HUGE 2 & 3 BR single story villas
starting from $759
Close to Oaks Mall & Newberry Rd.
Ashton Square Villas 333-1120 4-22-09-
59-2

LARGE 2BR DUPLEX NEAR UF. Fenced
backyard, lots of privacy, W/D, screened
porch & extra large utility room. Only $500
deposit & $725/mo. Call 352-372-3131.
Location: 1710 SW 38th Terr. 4-22-09-
58-2


1BR/1BA Next to UF Campus
W/D incl in unit. Small pet ok. Pool/exercise
room. $800/mo 352-378-5801 x 5 2-26-09-
15-2


Downtown Luxury & Cash Back 4 Fall!
Sign now for studios, 1/1, 2/2, 3/3s! Perfect
Location-Great Price-No Move-in Fees
W/D*Wood Floors*Bring Your Pets!
Great parking-walk to bars-bike to UF
Reserve now! 338-0002
4-22-09-53-2


Bivens Cove is everything you're looking for.
Close to UF and downtown! Two pools!
Free tanning! Pet Friendly!!!
1, 2, and 3 bedrooms ready right NOW!
Move in today & get One Month FREE plus
$0 move in fees.
www.bivenscove.com 352-376-2507
4-22-58-2


*CAMPUS EDGE CONDO*
2/2 Waltk to UF, Shands & VA. Tile floor,
W/D in unit, avail fall. Reasonable rate 239-
250-6149 239-992-2449 2-20-09-14-2


Why Pay More?
Great Apartments at a Great Price!
1/1 From $689; 2/2 From $759;
3/2 From $899 CALL: (352) 377-7401
www.theboardwalkapt.com
4-22-09-56-2


We have REAL 1/1s for Feb '09!
3 blocks to UF GATORNEST
300 NW 18 St-Large, 575 sq ft only $585!
Bike to UF CENTERPOINT
1220 NW 12 St-530 sq ft big, only $475!
No Application Fee, Most Pets OK. For info
call E.F.N. Properties, (352) 371-3636 or
email Rentals@EFNProperties.com
2-20-09-14-2


*Live on UF Lake*
Huge 2/2 with Den 3/2
Fully Remodeled $1275/mo
352-375-8256
4-22-53-2







WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 11


*Live on UF Lake*
Large Estate, 5 bedrms
Dock & Pool, $2500/mo
352-339-4862
4-22-53-2

2/1.5 Newly Renovated Townhouse. Avail
Now or Fall 09. Close to Shands, Park N
Ride 2, & Shopping. Incl W/D, A/C, Pvt Patio,
& Pool. $745/mth & $500 Dep. No Pets
PIs. 772-538-5792 or Itsao12@hotmail.com
2-24-09-15-2

*WALK 2 BLOCKS TO UF*
2b,lb 1 block MidTown 2 Car Decals,
WiFi-lnternet Washer & Dryer. Sm pet ok.
Jan-July 204 NW 18 St Manny 317 4408
2-18-09-10-2

Very Nice Mother-in Law Suite Near Haile
1BR, kitchen, dining room, full bath, W/D,
cable, utilities all included. $750/mo. 367-
0372 3-6-22-2


Sorority Row Apts
Luxury Apts Steps from Sorority Row & UF
New 1BR to 4BR Virtual Tours & Photos *
www.SororityRowApts.com 352-376-6223
4-22-50-2

$500 2BR/1.5BA TOWNHOUSE
UF, Shands area. Private parking & back-
yard; W/D hk-ups, laundromat, buses. Quiet,
safe, pvt owner. Ceramic/carpet options.
386-972-4115 moritae@yahoo.com 2-18-
9-10-2
1BR apt. w/pvt gated courtyard located in
small proffesional complex @ 3320 SW 23d
St. Single, mature applicants only. $550.00/
mo small pets ok @ $25.00/mo 352 377-
2150 Please leave a msg. 3-5-09-20-2

*2BR/2.5BA Twnhouse condo near UF. 2
Master BRs w/ own BA, Ideal for 2 to share.
Wired for inet + sec sys, W/D hk-up, appli-
ances, comm pool, lst& sec dep req. $1000/
mo 954-805-7827 dennismiller@tycoint.com
2-19-09-20-2

Beautiful, spacious 4/4 2 blocks from UF in
Oxford Terrace. $550/month incl. washer/
dryer, electricity, water, cable, and internet.
Bus comes every 10 min. Avail in August.
Call Amy (954) 536-2052 for more info.
2-25-14-2

BRAND NEW Cricket Club
Phase II, 2BR/2BA Condo
gated,pool,fitness center,W/D
$1100/mo,call mario 352-219-4426
or jmacmaster@e-techservices.com 2-19-
10-2

2br/2.5ba townhouse for rent! First month
free! Close to UF and Santa Fe. Bus stop
in front of complex! W&D included and pets
allowed! $750 a month. Call Rhonda at (727-
243-4688) or (813-833-3495). 2-27-09-15-2

WOODLAND TERRACE APTS
Off SW 34th St near post office.
2BR$550 1BR $500
Call for daily specials
352-335-0420 3-6-09-20-2

3BR & 4BR/2BA HOUSES
Hardwood floors, fireplace, new baths,
screened patio, big yard, carport, storage
shed. Minutes to UF, on bus route, $1400-
$1500/mo First, last security. 954-899-7197
3-6-09-20-2

4BR/3BA 1700+sqft home for rent. 1.3 miles
from UF. Wood floors, newly renovated
kitchen, washer/dryer, dish washer, fenced-
in back yard, and much more. $1450/month.
Available ASAP. Call 305-764-0975 for info
2-24-11-2


Andree Realty
4br 2 ba, 2406 sq ft
4br 2ba, in SW Pool
3br 2ba Rosemont
3br 2ba, near UF
3br 2ba condo
3br 2ba House SW
2br 2ba T-House
2br 1ba Timberway
1br lba Furnished


$1600
$1400
$1350
$1200
$990
$975
$1000
$675
$650


www.AndreeRealty.com
352-375-2900
2-18-7-2


3 bedroom/2 bath house in NW. Near SFCC
and on UF bus route. Large fenced backyard
with wooded lot on quiet culdesac. Nice, safe
neighborhood. Available March 1st. $1100/
mo. Jenny 352-870-3975. 2-19-7-2

1 & 2BR/1BA
W/D, DW, cent H/AC, ceramic tile through-
out, front gated patio. Off of 34th St. On
bus #12. From $695/mo. Call 352-377-1633
2-24-10-2

SPACIOUS 1BR CONDO
Modern and attractive. 1 mi to UF & Shands.
Plenty of parking. W/D incl. $550/mo + dep.
Call 371-9520, 317-2642 2-24-09-10-2

1.5 blocks to UF. 4/4 gorgeous 1920s bunga-
low completely refinished. 2600 sq ft, hard-
wood floors, new appliances, washer/dryer,
parking, secure. Available in June, $2800.
904-534-3444 2-18-09-5-2

2BR/1BA, central heat, mobile home from
$375-$450/mo incl water. No pets. 4546 NW
13th Street. 376-5887 2-25-10-2

BLOCK FROM UF
Available Aug 1st. Houses single family &
attached. Apts. Rent directly from owners. No
middle agent. Flexible terms. 352-377-3852
www.dalyproperties.com 3-31-09-29-2

4BR 3BA. Spacious house on corner of 34th
St. and University. Close to Publix, dining,
movies and shopping. Only 5 min. bus ride to
campus. W/D. $1,500/mo + util.
1st mo. + last month to move in. Available
now. Call 321-459-3700. 3-4-09-14-2

GREENLEAF 2BR/1BA
Very clean & quiet. Vaulted ceilings. Nice
covered deck. W/D hook-ups. Near bus line
& park. $625/mo + dep. Available now. Call
352-332-8196, 339-6177 2-20-09-6-2

2640 SW 31st PI Apt. A. Large 2BR 1 1/2
Bath updated 2 story apt. with WD hookup
and private fenced backyard in Phoenix apt.
$500 security deposit and $550/month. Wont
last long CALL 562-2782 or 514-6869 2-27-
10-2

Beautiful! Great location 2.5 miles to UF.
5BR/2.5BA newly renovated 2400 sq ft, 2
story, furnished kitchen, W/D, DW, hrdwd
firs, Ig lot. $1800/mo + utils. Available March
1st. Call 727-224-1288 2-27-09-10-2

2BR/2BA Luxury Town Hse 1600SF, ideal
for Grad Students, 4941 NW 1 PL, near UF
in Mills Pond, Energy Star rated, wired for
internet & Sec Sys, Ref, W&D, DW, Pool,
Tennis, Rec Ctr, no pets, util not incl, 2 mo
dep. req. $1000/mo. Avail 8/15/2009 Call
Rick Smith 954-895-8438/954-928-1507
2-20-09-5-2

www.10houses.com
2 & 3 bd houses for August
cute,cent H/AC, WD,wood fls
quiet areas, yards $725-$1260
352-336-6116 nancy@10houses.com
3-4-12-2

WE HAVE IT ALL! GIVE US A CALL!
Union Properties 352.373.7578
Walk to UF from our many properties!
1,2,3 and 4 Bedrooms
www.rentgainesville.com
4-22-09-44-2

CAMPUS VIEW PLACE IS THE BEST!
Forget the Rest and call us today!
Brand New! Located off of SW 13th St.
Union Properties 352.373.7578
www.campusviewplace.com
4-22-09-44-2

ONE YEAR TUITION AT UF $22,000
Textbooks & Supplies $2,000
Calling Union Properties for your new apt.
PRICELESS! Call 352.373.7578
www.rentgainesville.com
4-22-09-44-2

Finding it hard to choose your next rental?
No Worries, We Can Help!
Rentals going fast near UF so call today!
Union Properties 352.373.7578
www.rentgainesville.com
4-22-09-44-2


Night out on us when you lease one of our
amazing 1 br./lba apts untis available with
tile, fenced in yards, w/d conn. from $395
mo. Hurry while it lasts. 352-332-5070
3-30-09-30-2

Huge 5/3 MH on 5 acres 12 minutes to UF,
washer/dryer incl., no pet fee. $1600 mth.
352-213-3943 2-24-5-2

$445-4/4 University Terrace condo; includes
cable, internet, and utilities. On routes 12 and
35. Immediate occupancy. 352.514.3398
3-6-13-2


PET'S PARADISE
$375 $650. No app or pet fee. 1 & 2BR,
privacy fenced. SW. 352-331-2099 3-17-
09-15-2


CRICKET CLUB
Tower Rd. 4BR/2.5BA, 2 covered parking
spots, 1638 sq ft. Short term lease avail.
Larsson Mgmt Serv 352-373-605 3-3-10-2


MILL POND
Near mall. 2BR/2BA, garage, short term
lease possible. $975. Irene Larsson Mgmt
Serv 352-373-2605 3-3-10-2

2BR/2.5BA townhouse condo, 1 mi from UF.
On bus route. Incl W/D. Community club-
house, pool & fitness center. Wired for inter-
net & security system. $895/mo 332-8841,
lindalu@gatorhomes.com 2-24-09-5-2

Union Street Station 2br/2ba luxury condo.
Beautiful 3rd floor corner unit with alarm, nice
appliances, w/d, balcony, and free parking.
$1400/mo. call Eric Wild at 352-870-9453.
Live in style downtown! 3-17-20-2

Large and beautiful 3bd/2ba house near law
school. Avail. 8/1. Hardwood floors, screened
porch, wood deck, garage, w/d, bonus room
w/built-in bar, large fenced yard. $1600/mo.
Call Eric at 352-870-9453 3-17-20-2


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April 22rd.


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or
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4/4 Apartment for $350 per month. Utilities,
cable, internet etc. all included with washer
and dryer. Large bedroom and closet.
Individual bathrooms. Three bus routes
directly to campus. 5 minute drive by car.
Multiple pools, basketball and tennis courts
on property. Lease through summer. For
more information call (813) 390-7761
2-20-5-3

Sublease 2/2 close to campus free cable,
wireless internet,tanning and gym. Court
yard. Must lease will make deal. Lease
good thru July 09. Immediate move in. Call
352/558/4053 or 352/792/4864 anytime.
2-24-5-3


Roommate Matching HERE
Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 335-4455
Greenwich Green 372-8100
Hidden Lake 374-3866
4-22-72-4


1 br w/pvt entrance avail in 2BR condo Cent
AC/H. 2 pools. Walk to UF. 375/mo
*1BR hdwd firs, pvt ba avail in beautiful NW
house close to UF $395/mo
352-316-3930 www.gainesville-rent.com.
2-27-09-40-4

2 Female roommates NS/ND to share a new
4/2 house in a quiet neighborhood 3 mi. W
of 1-75. w/ cable, internet & security alarm.
$475/mo. util. incl. Call 352 331 8794 2-20-
30-4

Share 2/2 MH Furn rm $200 N/R dep. $400/
mo; $100/wk incl util. 2wkadv. laun/cooksvc
avail N/S, N/A, N/D. Discount for handyman.
Car a+ 30 day notice 2 vacate. Nr bus/shops
Sm caged pet ok 331-0762 2-23-20-4

-::2 Blocks To UF:: -
Room in 4br condo incl utils, internet, cable
TV, pool. Very Nice $375. 283-8777
www.Gainesville-Rooms-4-Rent.com 4-22-
09-62-4

1/2 OFF 1st MONTH Rent if in by March!
Seeking 2 roommates-1.5 miles to UF
easy ride2 SFCC off-NW 16th-HUGE house,
PoolTable,65"TV Large rooms!sayNo2apts
$495/MONTH per room 561-756-5368
2-24-10-4

1BR/1BA avail march 1st in 2Br/2BA for re-
sponsible mature individual. $425-$450/mo
+ utils. Barandywine on Archer Rd. yttek@
yttek@hotmail.com or 305-332-6566 2-20-
09-16-4

Housemate wanted in NW G'ville. NICE pri-
vate bdrm and bath. House has PRIVATE
pool/fireplaces/large fenced yard. Utilities
included (WiFi/cable/electric). 500/month
contact max (215-917-0829) maxs@ufl.edu
2-20-09-10-4

09/10 school year. 2rms avail in 3/2 beautiful
5 yr old house for 2 females. 2 car garage,
fully furn, except BRs. WID. 7 mins to UF on
bus rte. Very safe community $495/mo + utils
(-$35/mo) Please call 321-662-1772 2-23-
09-10-4

4/3 w 1 female & 1 male looking for additional
female roomate for next year. Nicest student
home in Gville. Gym, HotTub, Beautiful
Kitchen, HUGE bedrooms, etc. Walk/Bike to
UF (near 34/univ) $595 Cell: 954-290-5657
2-18-09-6-4

Rooming House, 2 rooms open single per-
son. $100 p/w. Full cable +TV. 262-6748 for
all info. No text mssg. Will not respond. Talk
in person only. 3-3-10-4

Beautiful Townhouse on SW 20th Ave!
2B/2.5Ba, All Furn Incl, Free WiFi, W/D,
Pool/Gym, 2Min Drive to SW Rec, Bus Rts
20 21 & C. F UF Student Seeks F Roommate.
$460+hlf utls Avail Aug1 786-246-3049 3-6-
13-4

M or F ROOMMATE Wanted $300 rent
Furnished / 2 min walk to UF.
Friendly neighbors / Bill avg $100.
$600 to move in TODAY
Text Rodney 352-215-9433 2-23-09-4-4

Roommate Needed. $380 a month rent.
Utilities include high speed internet, cable,
and electric. Apartment is on 34th street,
close to UF, shopping, and downtown G-ville.
Very quite apartment complex. Call 804-267-
0690 or email me at Saundemk@gmail.com
2-20-09-3-4

Roommate needed for this summer and/
or upcoming '09-'10 school year. House
located in upscale subdivision of Capri lo-
cated off 34th street. $350/month includes
EVERYTHING(utilities, internet,gym...)! easy
commute with bus route directly to campus.
female student, non-smoker, no pets is pre-
ferred. call (863)521-2078 or
email aloha75@ufl.edu. 3-6-10-4




Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile
home and much more in the ALLIGATOR
CLASSIFIEDS! Reach thousands of possible
buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over
the phone, by fax, email or CHECK OUT
PLACING YOUR AD ONLINE AT www.al-
ligator.org. or please call 373-Find


SEE ALL CONDOS
WWW.UFCONDOS.COM
Matt Price Campus Realty, 352-281-3551
4-22-72-5

NEW CONDOS -WALK to UF
3 Blks to UF. For Info on ALL 1, 2, 3, 4
Bedrooms for Sale, Call Eric Leightman,
Campus Realty at 352-219-2879. 4-22-72-5







Brand new luxury condos starting at $220k.
Granite tops, tall ceilings, private balcony,
steel & concrete construction, alarm system.
Call Eric Wild at 352-870-9453 4-22-72-5

AFFORDABLE LUXURY NEW CONSTRUC-
TION NEAR UF, SHANDS, LAW SCHOOL
2Bed/3 Full Baths + Office. Granite
Counters, 2 Direct Bus Stops to UF. Matt
Price, Campus Realty 352-281-3551
4-22-72-5


HUGE 4bd/3.5ba NW home in Walnut Creek
off 39th Ave! Great location to UF orSantaFe!
Tons of upgrades, huge porch off 2nd story,
2 car garage & more. $229,900! Please call
Dana Fults @ 352.318.0686! 2-18-15-5

WALK TO UF & DOWNTOWN!
THE PALMS New Ultra-Luxury Condos.
Granite, Huge Closets, Pool, Call Eric
Leightman, Campus Realty, 352-219-2879
5-21-49-5

Mill Pond 2/2. Immaculate. Immediate occu-
pancy. Many upgrades. Across from GHFC.
$149,900. 561-628-2866 2-20-09-5-5


$77,900 $$
Nice condo. SW Large 2/2. 374-4216
ALSO 2/1 $66,900 2-20-09-5-5


BED QUEEN $120 ORTHOPEDIC
Extra thick, pillow-top, mattress & box. Name
brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490
will deliver. 4-22-08-72-6

BED FULL SIZE $100 ORTHOPEDIC
Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still
in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352-
377-9846 4-22-08-72-6

MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $400
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-372-
7490 4-22-08-72-6

BED KING $170 PILLOWTOP
mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated.
Name brand, new, never been used, in plas-
tic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588. Can
deliver. 4-22-08-72-6

CHERRY SLEIGH BED solid with Pillowtop
Mattress & Box. All new still boxed. Cost
$1500, sacrifice $450 352-333-7516

Sofa $175 Brand new in pkg 333-7516
4-22-72-6

BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king
bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests
avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can de-
liver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $1100
(352) 372-7490 4-22-08-72-6

SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather.
Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail
$2650. Sacrifice $750. Call 352-377-9846
4-22-08-72-6

DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/table,
6 Chippendale chairs, hutch & buffet. New,
still in boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $1100.
Must sell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588 4-22-
72-6

FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/
mattress. New, in box. $160 332-9899

DINETTE SET 5pc $120 Brand new in box.
Never used. 352-377-9846 4-22-08-72-6







12, ALLIGATOR U WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2009


**BEDS ALL BRAND NEW**
**Full $100 Queen $125 King $200**
Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name
matching sets not used or refurbished. Still
in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516.
4-22-72-6

BED- QUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mat-
tress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand
new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver.
$130 352-377-9846.4-22-72-6

Bed- All New King! 3pc Orthopedic pillowtop
mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic with
warranty. Can deliver. $200 352-333-7516.
4-22-72-6

BEDROOM SET- $300 BRAND NEW
Still in boxes! 6 pieces include: Headboard,
2 Nightstands, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must
sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 4-22-08-
72-6

FUTON $60 Solid Oak Mission Style. With
plush mattress $140. All brand NEW still in
box. Can deliver. 352-333-7516 4-22-72-6

Bed-FULL size pillowtop mattress & box. New
in plastic, warr. Can del. $100 317-4031

SOFA $185 Brand new! Love seat $150 still
in pkg. Can del 352-333-7516 4-22-72-6


* Queen size bed $60 0 Sofa $60
* Recliner $50 Nice dresser $60
* Table & 4 chairs $80 Lawn mower $50.
Call 904-363-7045 2-18-5-6


CASH PAID FOR LAPTOP'S
Buy Sell Trade Any Condition
336-0075 www.pcrecycle.biz Joel 4-22-
08-72-7

COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS
Network specialists
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
4-22-08-72-7







COM PUTERH
4-22-70-7

Computer Help Fast Gatorland Computers
House/Dorm Fast response. No waiting/
unplugging/hassels. $30 Gator discount w/
ID. Certified MCSE Technicians. 338-8041.
www.GatorlandComputers.com 4-22-70-7


In the market for a new set of wheels or just
looking to add a second to that collection?
Want personalized handlebars or a fitted
seat? Check in the Alligator Classifieds


NEW & USED BIKES FOR SALE
WE REPAIR ALL BRANDS
Best Prices in Town *
SPIN CYCLE 373-3355
424 W UNIV AVE (DOWNTOWN)
4-22-72-9





PARKING:
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 4-22-08-72-10


UF SURPLUS EQUIPMENT AUCTIONS
are underway...
bikes, computers, printers, vehicles & more.
All individuals interested in bidding go to:
http://www.surplus.ufl.edu/online/ 392-0370
4-22-08-72-10


00000* SCOOTERS ******
RPM MOTORCYCLES INC
SALES, SERVICE, PARTS
Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St.
www.RPMmotorcycles.com 377-6974
4-22-08-72-11

*****New Scooters 4 Less*****
Motor Scooter Sales and Service!
Great Scooters, Service & Prices!
118 NW 14th Ave, Ste D, 336-1271
www.NS4L.com
4-22-08-72-11

***GatorMoto***
Largest Scooter Store in Town! Run by Gator
Grads! New scooters starting at$999. No legit
shop can beat these prices! lyr Warranties
included. 376-6275GatorMoto.com 4-22-08-
72-11

SCOOTER SERVICE
New Scooters 4 Less has LOW service rates!
Will service any make/model. Close to UF!
Pick-ups avail cheap oil changes!! 336-1271
4-22-08-72-11

***www. BuyMyScooter.com***
Buy A New Scooter, Buy A Used Scooter
All on one site! Check the website or call
336-1271 for more info! 4-22-08-72-11

GATORMOTO Gville's #1 service facility. We
repair ALL brands of scooters. Pickups avail-
able. Lowest labor rates around. Quickest
turnaround time. Run by Gator Grads so we
know how to treat our customers! 376-6275
4-22-08-72-11

SWAMP CYCLES
Closest to Campus. Largest selection,
Best Customer Service.
Motorcycles, Scooters, Accessories, and
Service.
633 NW 13th Street www.swampcycles.com
4-22-72-11

***SOLANO CYCLE***
Scooters from $799. Largest selection from
KYMCO, Daelim, Hyosung, Adly, Genuine,
Estblished 10 yrs, 2 yr warranties
1024 S Main St 338-8450 solanocycle.com
4-22-08-72-11

2007 Schwinn Graduate 150cc scooter
for sale $2,000. Charcoal metallic color, 112
miles. Contact schwinn4sale@gmail.com for
more information. 2-27-10-11


FAST CASH FOR ALMOST ANY CARS 0
ORunning or not!*
NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 15 yr svc to UF students
OCall Don @ 215-7987 4-22-08-72-12

CARS CARS BuyOSellOTrade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
4-22-72-12

$500! POLICE IMPOUNDS!
HONDAS, CHEVYS, TOYOTAS, ETC.
For listings 800-366-9813 ext 4622
4-22-72-12


CARS FROM $29/MO!
Hondas 0 Chevys 0 Jeeps and more!
$0 Down, 36 Months @ 8.5% apr.
For listings call 800-366-9813 ext 9765
4-22-72-12


*FAST CASH PAID*
For any running cars or trucks. 1995 and up.
Clean or ugly. Segovia 352-284-8619 4-22-
72-12


*****ATTENTION*****
0000* SUN CITY AUTO SALES*OOSO
WHY PAY MORE? YOU COULD PAY LESS!
300+ vehicles @ wholesale prices 338-1999
4-22-08-72-12

All Vehicles Must Go!
Liquidation Sale Special
60 Days Payoff on Cash Vehicles
(Payoff time negotiable)
Sun City Auto 352-338-1999 4-22-09-62-12


Over 250 Vehicles Will Be Sold At
Wholesale Prices to the Public
Including Cars, Trucks, Vans & SUVs
Sun City Auto 352-338-1999 4-22-09-62-12

Bring Your W-2 and Ride Home Today
Why Wait for Your Refund?
File Your Taxes Here and
Drive Off in Your Vehicle
Sun City Auto 352-338-1999 4-22-09-62-12


Sun City Auto
No Credit Check
All Vehicles $0 Down
Buy Here Pay Here
352-338-1999 4-22-09-62-12


* 2003 Saab 93, 60,000 miles fully loaded in
excellent condition! $10,000.
02002 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS, manual trans-
mission, $85,000 miles. $4,800. Call (352)
284-8478 or e-mail jessiesawka@gmail.com
2-18-20-12

$$ CASH TODAY! $$
For Your Unwanted Cars
Junk!! Trucks, RVs, & Wrecks!!!
TOP DOLLAR PAID!
386-234-0072 & 386-234-0075
2-27-09-24-12

2001 HONDA CIVIC EX
Only 105K miles. Excellent condition.
Automatic, 4-door, CD player, cruise control,
sunroof & more. Green color. $6300. 352-
505-0711 or 352-392-7265, ungal@ufl.edu
2-19-09-5-12


LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS:
* Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings
* ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade *
OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 373-9243. 4-22-
72-13

UF GRAD PAYS MORE
for gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, dia-
monds, guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer
before you sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-
8090 4-22-08-72-13


The American Cancer Society
Road to Recovery Volunteers Needed!
VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDED
to transport cancer patients to treatment.
Flexible schedule.
Training and liability insurance provided.
Please call
352-376-6866 ext. 5079 if interested.

BE AN INSPIRATION!
Take a blind lady to Mass on Sundays and
for walks and shopping as needed. We'll
have lots of fun! And you will make a new
friend! Contact 219-6948 2-26-09-74-13


This newspaper assumes no responsibility
for injury or loss arising from contacts made
through advertising. We suggest that any
reader who responds to advertising use cau-
tion and investigate the sincerity of the ad-
vertiser before giving out personal informa-
tion or arranging meetings

LIKE TO WORK WITH LUXURY CARS?
Bright? Enthusiastic? Like people? Must be
over 22, stable work history, clean driving re-
cord, drug-free, personal references.
www.carrsmith.com for details. 4-22-72-14

EARN $60 THIS WEEK!
Donate Plasma & Save a Life
$$$$$$$$$$$$
Best part-time job you'll ever have.
NEW DONORS
Bring this Ad and Earn an
Extra $5 on Your 2nd Donation.
DCI Biologicals 150 NW 6th St.
352-378-9204
4-22-08-72-14

$STUDENTS GET CASH ON THE SPOT$
For gently used clothing/accessories & fur-
niture. No appt.necessary! Sandy's Savvy
Chic Resale Boutique 2906 NW 13th St. 372-
1226 4-22-08-72-14


Now you can easily
submit your classified ad
for print andlor web editions
right thru our website!
Just go to
www.alligator.org/classifieds
Visa and Mastercard accepted.


BARTENDING
$250 A DAY POTENTIAL
No experience necessary, training provided.
800-965-6520 ext 138 4-22-08-72-14


CNA TRAINING CLASS: $250! Work at your
own time & pace in your own home! To get
program on DVD's call 352-597-2559. For
online program visit www.lapcnatraining.
com Get started right away! 4-22-72-14


Paradigm Properties
Leasing Specialist, PT
Sales & Customer service exp.
EOE, DFWP
Apply on-line at: www.teamparadigm.com
352-375-2152 ex 301 4-22-67-14


Earn extra money. Students needed ASAP.
Earn up to $150/day being a mystery shop-
per. No experience required. Call 1-800-722-
4791 4-22-09-65-14


Immediate opening for a
Professional Leasing Agent!
Part Time or Full Time
Experience Preferred, Great Pay!
Fax resume to 352-372-0708 4-22-59-14


400+ Counselors/Instructors Jobs!
3 Coed summer camps in PA.
Travel Paid, Top Salary.
Cool Nights & Warm Days!
1-800-488-4321, www.lohikan.com 4-22-
09-59-14


STUDENTPAYOUTS.COM
Paid survey takers needed. Gainesville.
100% FREE to join. Click on Surveys 4-22-
09-59-14

Toddler Teacher Needed. Imagine Learning
Center info@imaginelearningcenter.
com 371-5450. Taking applications from
reliable,creative individuals who enjoy work-
ing with children. 2-18-09-15-14


DANCERS NEEDED
For adult entertainment company. Make
$1000/wk. Flex schedule 378-3312 4-22-
54-14


Survey Takers Needed:
Make $5-$25 per survey.
GetPaidToThink.com 2-27-20-14

An awesome summer job.
If you're looking to spend this summer out-
doors, have fun while you work, and make
lifelong friends, then look no further. Camp
Mataponi, a residential camp in Maine, has
female/male summertime openings for Land
Sports, Waterfront (small crafts, skiing, life
guarding, WSI, boat drivers), Ropes Course,
Tennis, H.B. Riding, Arts & Crafts, Theater,
Cooking, Gymnastics, Dance, Videography,
Group Leaders & more. Top salaries plus
room/board & travel provided. Call us today
toll free at 1-561-748-3684 or apply online at
www.campmataponi.com. 3-19-09-28-14


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$2100
Co-ed camp
Room and Board included

Get Paid to Play!
The Florida Elks Youth Camp (FEYC) needs
male and female summer camp counselors
ages 18 and up. FEYC is an over-night camp
located off of Highway 450 in Umatilla, FL.
The camp runs June 8 July 25. Please
contact Krys Ragland at 1-800-523-1673
Ext. 251 or 352 455-4267 4-22-09-72-14.

Atttorney needed for will contest. Florida
Bar certified. Preferably someone new and
affordable. 352-332-0515 or 352-222-0267
3-4-09-20-14


HOUSEKEEPER
4 hrs am weekdays. References.
housekeeper9@gmail.com
2-20-09-8-14

*STUDENT WORK*
Great Pay
PT/FT Avail,
Cust. Sales/Service
Flex Sched,
Conditions Apply
Call ASAP
(352) 872-6655
3-2-09-14-14

Camp Marlin Doggie Daycare. PT job caring
for group of 24 dogs. Must have good cos-
tumer service skills, knowledge of K9 care/
behavior. Prefer morning availability.
Call (352)376-9544 or
campmarlindogs@gmail.com 2-20-09-7-14


LEASING AGENT PT
Friendly, energetic person. Experience
preferred. Great benefits. Must be avail
afternoons & weekends. Apply in person,
Spyglass Apartments. DFWP 4-22-09-45-
14



SELF-MOTIVATED start doday and receive
$500-$3500 per week. Absolutely no selling.
800-242-0363 ext 8852; www.mygoldplan.
com/gmgreen (Serious Inquiries Only) 2-18-
09-5-14



ANIMAL CARE TECH
for reptile breeding facility. Must be respon-
sible with depndable transport; FT avail, exp
preferred. Send resume to
ebessettel@bellsouth.net 2-18-5-14



Record Specialist I /Assistant
LifeSouth seeks responsible, organized,
detail-oriented, and reliable candidate for a
part-time Records Specialist position. Great
job for the mature, serious student who
wants a stable and consistent schedule.
Duties include completing reports, conduct-
ing research, and providing clerical support.
Candidates should have multi-tasking and
organizational skills; strong skills in Microsoft
Word and Excel; proficiency in typing and
internet-research; and ability to lift at least
20 Ibs. A.A. degree desired. Must be able
to work at least 20hrs/wk. Submit resumes
to llhernandez@lifesouth.org. Background
check required. EOE/DFWP 2-19-5-14


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Palm Breeze Youth Services, Inc. a
Gainesville, not for profit corporation is look-
ing for UF students, faculty and administra-
tors that are interested in helping us start a
charter school for at risk middle schoolers.
We also need volunteers for gardening and
agromony. Please call Ken Van Nortwick,
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UF BASEBALL

Keating set to anchor freshman-filled pitching staff


By KYLE MAISTRI
Alligator Staff Writer
kmaistri@alligator.org

Whether it's incoming freshmen, junior college transfers
or reinvented relievers, there's a whole lot of change in UF's
pitching staff this season.
Senior Patrick Keating will provide a steady founda-
tion as the team's ace and Friday-night starter, and junior
Billy Bullock, who finished second on the Gators in innings
pitched a year ago, will remain in the rotation.
But behind them a slew of newcomers will be competing
for the remaining spots.
With sophomore Tommy Toledo out for the season after
undergoing surgery on his right arm and Kyle Mullaney, the
opening day starter of a year ago and Stephen Locke no lon-
ger with the team, coach Kevin O'Sullivan will rely heavily
on freshmen to give UF a chance to be competitive in the
deep Southeastern Conference.
"The bottom line is you got to pitch to win," O'Sullivan
said. "If we're able to do that, and (we're) able to catch the
ball, then you got a chance to win every time you go to the
field."
UF opens the season when Louisville comes to McKethan
Stadium this weekend, and a pair of left-handed freshmen
will get the nod as the Saturday and Sunday starters.
Alex Panteliodis, a 6-foot-2, 240-pound hurler, will start
the season as the No. 2, and Nick Maronde, who was ranked
19th on Baseball America's list of the Top 100 high school
prospects of 2008, will finish up the series against the Car-
dinals.
"Those two guys have earned their opportunity,"
O'Sullivan said. "Neither of those guys is starting because
of who they are. They've earned every bit of what they're
getting this weekend."
Maronde built a close relationship with O'Sullivan dur-
ing the recruiting process when the lefty was a highly-tout-
ed prospect out of Lexington, Ky., and O'Sullivan was still
with Clemson.
When O'Sullivan made the switch from the Purple and
Orange to the Orange and Blue, so too did Maronde, who
has impressed his teammates and coaches in the early go-
ing.
"We're lucky to have some guys where the learning
curve isn't so steep," Keating said. "He can be as good as
anybody."
Anthony DeSclafani is another freshman who has caught
Keating's eye and will be competing for back-of-the-rotation
starts.
In the bullpen, the Gators will rely on Lake City Com-


UF pitcher Patrick Keating throws a practice pitch during the Gators' 7-1 win against LSU on Saturday, March 29 at
McKethan Stadium. Keating comes into this season as UF's ace after racking up an 8-1 record in 2008.


munity College transfer Jeff Barfield to close out games and
junior Tony Davis to set him up.
Davis, another lefty, led the team in appearances last year
with 34 but only threw 19.1 innings out of the pen.
O'Sullivan worked with him on changing his delivery
from the three-quarter arm slot to over the top.
Davis was used primarily as a lefty specialist last season,
but with his new delivery, O'Sullivan sees an expanded role


for Davis. The over-the-top motion has increased his veloc-
ity and makes it harder for right-handed hitters to pick up
the ball.
"He's one of those guys you pull for because he's put
in the work," O'Sullivan said. "Every time you've doubted
him or said he may not pitch much here at Florida, he's
proven you wrong, so those are the stories that make you
feel good."


UF prepares for meet against SEC powerhouse Alabama


Teams have heated history


By EUGENIO TORRENS
Alligator Writer

The Southeastern Conference is
more than just a football league. It
has also been a hotbed for gymnas-
tics.
No. 6 UF, coming off its first road
win of the season, hosts No. 8 Ala-
bama on Friday in a matchup of SEC
gymnastics powerhouses.
The Gators (4-2, 2-2 SEC) should


be riding the momentum from their
last meet, when they notched their
season-high score of 196.85.
The two schools have a long his-
tory this is the 22nd consecutive
time both UF and Alabama (3-3, 2-3
SEC) bring a top-10 ranking into a
meeting. The two schools tied last
year for second place at the SEC
Championships.
"(Alabama loves) getting up for
really tough challenges and great


competition," UF coach Rhonda
Faehn said. "Obviously we're not
watching that team, but historically
if it's a very strong,
great team, it makes
Gymnastics you compete harder.
It honestly brings out
the best gymnastics I think."
The closest thing to its "best
gymnastics" UF has had this year
came against Michigan State on Val-
entine's Day. While setting a season-
best score, the team saw its well of
potential despite a few mistakes.


The biggest problem for the Ga-
tors in East Lansing, Mich., and
something they may not be able to
afford if they hope to beat the Crim-
son Tide, was vault landings.
Vault proved statistically to be
UF's worst event against the Spar-
tans, scoring a 49.125, tying the
team's lowest score this season.
One of the so-to-speak new addi-
tions to the vault lineup was Aman-
da Castillo. Castillo came back to the
vault lineup for the first time since
the Gators' opening meet Jan. 9. She


scored a 9.8 on Saturday, the same
as she did Jan. 9.
Faehn said Castillo, who has been
nursing bursitis in her ankle, would
be in the vault lineup again with a
lower degree of difficulty until she's
ready to do her full routine.
"(She) does not want to rest. She
does not want to be given any lee-
way," Faehn said.
"She wants to be pushed and she
wants to be out there because she
knows that she wants to give every-
thing for this team."


UF FOOTBALL

Ex-girlfriend accuses Johnson of date rape in restraining order
U SHE SAID JOHNSON "DATE documents. Johnson was arrested Monday on before he dies is to shoot and kill someone," "Throughout our relationship, he also
RAPED" HER THREE TIMES. charges of violating that restraining order, according to the petition. made it very clear he is not afraid to put his


By BRIAN STEELE
Alligator Staff Writer
bsteele@alligator.org

An ex-girlfriend of UF offensive lineman
Carl Johnson wrote in a petition to obtain
a sexual violence restraining order that he
"date raped" her three separate times from
September to November, according to court


mne ex-girlrrienc, wno surmittec tne re-
quest on Feb. 9, wrote that she was in a violent
relationship with Johnson from July to De-
cember, and there was "regular" physical and
emotional abuse throughout. Johnson would
shake her, bite her and hit her, according to the
restraining order. Johnson, however, would
say that it was "play fighting," the woman
wrote in the document.
She also said that throughout the relation-
ship, Johnson said his "number one goal in life


iowarc tme enc or me relationship, sne
told Johnson's parents of the alleged rapes
and "everything he had done to me." When
Johnson found out she told his parents about
these allegations, he told her he was going to
"go upstairs and get his gun," according to the
document.
When she told him he would go to jail for
this behavior, he said, "I don't care. ... At least
it would be for something good," according to
the document.


nancs on a woman, me woman continued.
"His physical size is not only intimidating, as
he is 6'7 and 350 lbs., but his status on the foot-
ball team at UF is too."
Johnson was released from jail Tuesday
morning and is not currently facing any crimi-
nal charges. He and the woman will be in
court Tuesday for a hearing.
Coach Urban Meyer is still out of the coun-
try and has not yet commented on these ac-
cusations.






WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 15


Gators consider home games against Alabama, Vanderbilt must-wins


HOOPS, from page 16

in January after 11 years at the
school.
Gottfried was pushed out
amid pressure from the Tide's
poor season and the surprising
departure of star point guard
Ronald Steele.
Steele, who at one time was
considered to be a first-round
NBA prospect by scouts, quit the
team on Jan. 20 after becoming
disheartened with the way inju-


ries had derailed his career.
"I had a conversation about
this the other day with Urban
(Meyer)," Donovan said. "It is all
so fragile in a lot of ways the
highlights of things when things
are really, really incredible and
then, maybe, when you've got
some challenges. When I look at
my time here, I probably have
grown more as a person and
coach through the challenging
parts than when things were
great."
The Gators' absence from the


NCAA Tournament last season
was chalked up to their inexperi-
ence.
One year later, not much has
changed.
UF is currently sitting on six
conference wins with
Sthe same number to
Men's play.
Basketball With an RPI that is
currently 45th in the
nation and with only one signa-
ture win to speak of (Washington
back in November), the Gators
will likely need 10 wins in the


SEC to slide into the field of 65.
"I'm actually in a certain way
- and I know because the level
we've been at, people don't may-
be have a tendency of looking
at it this way but the reality
is I think our team totally over-
achieved last year," Donovan
said.
UF follows up its game against
Alabama with Vanderbilt at home
on Saturday.
The team considers both
games must-wins.
"It's not time to panic, but it's


time to clamp down," guard Erv-
ing Walker said.
"We've got to win. We can't
have many more losses. Yes, we
have to win these (next) two
games."
The Gators have not lost at
home this season.
After their two home games,
UF heads to Baton Rouge, La., to
meet up with LSU, the top team
in the SEC.
The Tigers are currently on a
six-game winning streak.


Butler chooses to focus on 22 wins more than UF's two consecutive defeats


LOSING, from page 16


two and saw their SEC title hopes shrink in the blink of an
eye.
Following the loss to the Tigers on Sunday, UF coach
Amanda Butler talked about her team being mentally weak
and not playing with the toughness that has been the Gators'
trademark all season.
The result: missed free throws and unforced turnovers.
Still, Butler doesn't see a reason to panic because she
knows those things are under her team's control.


"It's two really good ball teams on their home
floor."
Amanda Butler
UF women's basketball coach

Instead, she wants to focus on where the Gators have had
success this season as opposed to where they've failed.
"As a staff, we've talked a lot and what we're about to
go in here in the locker room and talk about with the team is
not what happened in the last two ballgames, but what hap-
pened in the 22 wins before those ballgames," Butler said.


"That's what I'm more interested in us being consumed
with right now."
She added that she doesn't want her team to beat itself up
over what happened in its losses, considering what UF was
up against.
"It's two really good ball teams on their home floor," But-
ler said.
"It was a really tough stretch to go Tennessee, to Vandy, to
LSU. It's hard, but that's the way this league is."
Butler, Brooks and Dotson know there are no excuses and
no one to feel sorry for UF, not even themselves.


PHIL, from page 16


filed by the ex-girlfriend, his No. 1 goal in
life is to kill someone, and later in the re-
port the girlfriend writes that he said he
wouldn't care about going to jail for such
behavior.
This is serious stuff. It is also the Gators'
fourth arrest in the past 10 months.
The other three players arrested are no


longer with the team.
Former safety Jamar Hornsby was
charged with felony credit card fraud,
kicked off the team, made a plea deal for
probation and fines and will play for Mis-
sissippi in the fall.
Former cornerback Jacques Rickerson
was arrested on charges of felony battery
and booted from the Gators.
Former quarterback Cam Newton was
accused of stealing a student's laptop and


has since transferred to Blinn College, a
Texas junior college.
While Meyer did what was necessary, it
needs to be recognized that the departure
of those three players hardly made an im-
pact on the team. Each was easily replace-
able.
Johnson would not be a similar case.
UF lost two starting offensive linemen due
to graduation (Phil Trautwein, Jason Wat-
kins). Johnson filled in for injured senior


Jim Tartt at left guard and started eight
games last season.
But that is no excuse for Meyer to go
any easier on him if the allegations prove
true.
Meyer's credibility will take a severe
blow if he were to let Johnson slide after
such terrible actions.
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UF MEN'S BASKETBALL

Donovan calm


in SEC fight

By MIKE DiFERDINANDO
Alligator Staff Writer
mdiferdinando@alligator.org

Times have been better for the UF basket-
ball program.
After losing three of their last four games,
the Gators have fallen from first place in the
Southeastern Conference to fourth in the
Eastern Division and are once again fighting
for their NCAA Tournament lives.
But don't try to send UF coach Billy Dono-
van into a panic over it.
This is exactly what he signed up for.
"One of the things that I looked at and
knew going into last year and the opportu-
nity that I had after 2007 was the challenge
of taking on just knowing there was going
to be a drastic drop off," Donovan said. "A
drastic drop off in talent, a drastic drop off in
experience and just a drastic drop off of just
having a lot of guys coming in that were go-
ing to be thrust into situations with no level
of leadership above them and having to go
through it and figure it out."
When Donovan spurned the NBA's Orlan-
do Magic in favor of a return to Gainesville
following the Gators' 2007 national cham-
pionship, he said he looked forward to the
challenge of starting over from scratch.
He's certainly had the opportunity to do
so.
When UF (19-6, 6-4 SEC) plays Alabama
(13-11, 3-7 SEC) tonight at 7 in the O'Connell
Center, Donovan will be reminded of how
rare such longevity and job security is in ma-
jor college basketball.
Former Crimson Tide coach and Don- Harrison Diamond/ Alligator Staff
ovan's friend Mark Gottfried resigned UF coach Billy Donovan talks to players during a timeout in the Gators' 80-58 win
SEE HOOPS, PAGE 15 against Toledo in the O'Connell Center on Nov. 14, 2008.


To keep credibility, Meyer must boot Johnson


W hen Urban Meyer returns to the
United States, he is not going to
be happy.
See, Meyer is one of those guys who
likes to give players second chances. He
likes to give them a chance to redeem
themselves. That opportunity is filled with
punishment, including extra sprints and
lifts, but if the player makes it through,
all sides feel happy and redeemed. On the
whole, it's not a bad policy everyone is
human, after all.
But as my parents always said, there
are some mistakes you just can't make.



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ESPN2, 7:30 p.m.


And if the al-
legations against
offensive line-
man Carl John-
son are true,
then the rising
sophomore has
Phil Kegler committed one
Phil on the Hill of those unac-
pkegler@alligator.org ceptable lapses
in judgment.
Meyer will
have no choice. Johnson must be kicked
off the team.



UF running back/kick returner Bran-
don James underwent successful sur-
gery on his right foot Monday. He will
be on crutches for six to eight weeks
and is expected to fully recover.


To be clear, I firmly believe in the man-
tra of "innocent until proven guilty". But
if Johnson's ex-girlfriend's claims are true,
he deserves all the punishment coming to
him.
And this will prove to be Meyer's lat-
est test of keeping his team full of "high-
character" guys.
The claims made by Johnson's ex-girl-
friend are fall-out-of-your-chair shocking.
The 6-foot-6, 345-pound Johnson is ac-
cused of date raping an ex-girlfriend three
times. According to a restraining order
SEE PHIL, PAGE 15


UF keeps


losses out


of mind

By CHRISTOPHER YAZBEC
Alligator Writer
cyazbec@alligator.org

Losing is already a tough
enough thing to deal with, espe-
cially for a team that rarely expe-
riences it.
So getting dismantled in back-
to-back road games must have a
much more troubling effect on a
team's psyche.
Sha Brooks and Marshae Dot-
son, UF's team leaders, aren't
buying that.
"We're perfectly fine," Dotson
said. "We're 22-4. I don't see any-
thing bad about that. We're still
having a great year."
Although the No. 15 Gators
(22-4, 8-3 Southeastern Confer-
ence) were out-toughed, out-
hustled and flat-out
whooped by Vander-
Women's bilt and LSU over the
Basketball weekend, Brooks and
Dotson are not letting
those outcomes affect them or
their team mentally.
At the same time, it's hard for
them to forget what happened.
"You want to, but deep down
inside it's still there," Dotson said.
"We brought it on ourselves."
Added Brooks: "We're just ba-
sically focusing on us right now.
Just figuring out what it is that
we do best and just trying to get
back to the team we were before
these two losses. We just pretty
much move forward."
It sounds simple enough.
After each loss this season, UF
has bounced back with 15- and
seven-game winning streaks,
setting school records with each
streak. The 15-game run was the
longest in school history, and the
seven-game streak was a UF re-
cord for SEC games.
That pattern changed when
the Gators turned one loss into
SEE LOSING, PAGE 15


PL QUSTN I


Today's question: Should Carl Johnson be
kicked off the UF football team?

Previous question: Is Marreese Speights to
blame for the UF men's basketball team's
frontcourt troubles? (see right for results)


Percent (Votes)
61% (38)
39% (24)
62 TOTAL VOTES


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